Translating Thompson's sculptural ideas into print can be a daunting task. Crest is printed from a shaped copper plate, cut and refined by the artist. Master printer James Stroud then applied an even aquatint to the surface and etches it to 100% saturation. The plate was then inked and wiped in the traditional way with a warm blue and then, before being printed, rolled with a cool blue using a large roller. When run through the etching press with great pressure, the two color colors mix but in a way that allows the cooler blue to assert itself more along the perimeter, an as yet unexplained phenomenon. However this lucky 'accident' offers the suggestion of volume similar to that in the artist's wall sculptures.